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Steve on the "Shrine was enshrouded by curtains"

Feb 05, 2003 05:44 AM
by Daniel H. Caldwell " <>

Steve, you wrote:

"The Shrine was enshrouded by curtains which hung from the ceiling 
and completely obscured it from view. Only one person was allowed 
inside at a time and there was no way for chelas to know what was 
going on in there. So you would not have to be Blackstone to take a 
cup and saucer in, close the curtain, deftly put the objects in the 
Shrine, and then pretend to be astonished when they were discovered 
there later. I am not saying this is what happened. It may have been 
a miracle for all I know, but the merest tyro in conjuring could 
produce all the Shrine phenomena with no hole in the wall and with no 
sliding panels, etc."

Steve, if I understand what you write above, you contend that there 
was a curtain which "completely obscured" the shrine from view. You 
write that only one person was allowed at a time INSIDE THE CURTAIN.

Can you cite primary sources that show that this was in fact the case?

Daniel H. Caldwell

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